United States Fight League
Pankration, Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts

Referee licensing

USFL Certified and Licensed Referees enforce the rules of Pankration ensuring the safety and integrity of competitions.  




Referees must score 80% or higher on online exam, pass criminal background screening and attend hands on training. Existing MMA and/or Grappling/ Jiu Jitsu referees preferred.  


CLICK LINK TO REGISTER AS AN USFL OFFICIAL


The following steps are required to become a licensed Pankration referee:

1. Attend a Referee certification course:
This course details safety rules and regulations, scoring criteria and officiating protocols necessary to be a effective Pankration referee. A minimal ranking of Blue belt in Jiujitsu or equivalent Martial Art is required to attend this course and become a referee. Students will officiate mock bouts at the end of this course. 
Candidates must download this manual and study prior to attending referee certification course.

MANUAL (Word)
MANUAL (PDF)
APPROVED SAFETY GEAR
CHEET SHEET (PDF) Bring to each event
CHEET SHEET (Word)

RULES VIDEO Should be reviewed prior to each event

2. Complete a referee written exam: 

Questions are based off certification course and referee manual. 
TAKE ONLINE REFEREE EXAM 
Email jon@fightleague.org for authorization code.

3. Criminal History Background Check: 
This will cost just under $20 
BACKGROUND CHECK

DISQUALIFYING OFFENSES  

4. Complete Additional Coaches Training Requirements - This will be mandatory by Jan 2107 
Click for Link, Save your certificate and send to jon@fightleague.org 


IMPORTANT FORMS: 
Promoters Checklist
Notice of Suspension 
Fight Agreements
Pre Fight Medical Screening 
Scripted Rules Brief

Questions - jon@fightleague.org 
 




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